Young Fife girl, 7, in sponsored walk to help premature babies

A girl from Dunfermline has gone the extra distance to support babies born premature or sick by setting herself the target of walking ten miles in a week for charity.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 6:06 pm

Megan McDermott, who is seven, braved freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall to complete the challenge for Bliss, the UK’s leading charity for babies born premature or sick, as part of its Little Heroes campaign.

Each day during the middle of February, the fearless fundraiser went out in all conditions with mum, Alana, and provided regular updates about her progress on her JustGiving page.

Megan is a Brownie currently in the process of completing her charities badge. She has so far raised £392.

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Megan McDermott.

Megan said: “I chose Bliss because I love babies and I want to help them as well as love them. Premature and sick babies need our help now more than ever. "Bliss does amazing work, and I am really happy that I’ve been able to raise money for them.”

Alanna McDermott, Megan’s mum said: “Megan wanted to earn the charity badge for Brownies which is how it all started. She knew straight away that she wanted to support a charity that helped babies and picked Bliss.

“We are all proud of Megan, she has shown kindness, confidence, and care while raising money for babies and their families.”

Laura Anne Mackay, Bliss Scotland fundraising officer, said: “We are so impressed with the enthusiasm and commitment Megan has shown.

“She is a credit to her Brownie unit and we hope that others will be inspired by Megan's example to fundraise for our charity at a time when we are needed more than ever.”

To make a donation to Megan’s page please visit

To sign up for Bliss’ Little Heroes campaign, please visit

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